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Friday,  Apr 9  2021 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

One of my computer monitors died and I missed a few updates while I got a new monitor.

Mark L. Rossmann starts today with another of his articles rich with history  This is his 1/48 Minicraft / Hasegawa Ki-27.  Mark captured the look of this fighter very well and his article has great background and history on the Ki-27.

Mack Main is here with a very different armor model.  This is his 1/76 Airfix M4A2 Sherman modified as a tank target in a firing range.  Enjoy the photos, this is a very cool model.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Japanese Type 99 20mm Mark 2 gun barrels from MasterThis detail set is designed for all model kits in 1/48 scale.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Apr 6  2021
No update today.

Monday,  Apr 5  2021
Alex Grivonev starts your week with his excellent looking 1/72 Revell P-47M ThunderboltAlex added full weathering to his attractive Jug along with noseart.

Tim Wrobel has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Tamiya F-14A.  Tim added extra details such as Bomb graffiti and markings from different decal manufacturers.   His finished tomcat is a treat to see, so enjoy his many photos.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the SkunkModel, Revell, Kinetic kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Apr 4  2021 

Senegal Independence Day


Friday,  Apr 2  2021 

Falklands War Anniversary

Fernando Pérez joins us for the first time today with his heavily weathered 1/48 Hasegawa A-4C Skyhawk.  Fernando finished his Skyhawk in Argentinean markings.  Impressive weathering Fernando, welcome to ARC!!!

Angelo Picardo has put some top notch effort into his 1/48 Special Hobby Fairey Barracuda.  Angelo gave his Barracuda crew figures and torpedo and a flawless weathering job.  Beautiful work Angelo.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-130H interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Apr 1  2021 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

Predrag Đurđević is on ARC for the first time today with his excellent 1/72 Italeri Ju-52/3 m.  Predrag gave his Ju-52 winter camo and skiis and a wonderful weathering job.  Welcome to ARC Predrag!!! 

Juergen Guenther joins us with his first model on ARC today.  This is Juergen's 1/32 Monogram Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer finished as an Israeli bird with subtle weathering. Beautiful work Juergen.  Welcome to ARC!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 D-704 Buddy Pod - Aerial Refueling Store from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis pod was used on the A-1 Skyraider, A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, A-7 Corsair ll and possibly the F/A-18 Hornet.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 31  2021
Hiroyuki Suzuki is here with his beautiful 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-30SMHiroyuki finished it in one of those great looking blue camo schemes.

Jacky Wong is here with another of his gems.  This is his 1/72 Platz RQ-1 Predator looking excellent. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from ZactomodelsDesigned for the 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-23.  This set provides new splitter plates, new intake trunk blades that mount inside the intakes, plastic strip to make new supports between the splinter plates and the fuselage and mounting pads for the fuselage.  This set includes 24 resin pieces and some styrene strip to complete this set. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 30  2021
No update today.

Monday,  Mar 29  2021
Ashish Velankar begins your week with his very cool 1/72 Hasegawa UH-1H Iroquois wearing Japanese markingsAshish did an excellent job and posed his chopper in-flight with a great looking display base.

Jacky Wong is here on ARC for the first time today with his stunning 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B NA Harrier II.  Jacky added drop tanks and a weapons load and finished it in my favorite USMC squadron markings.  Welcome to ARC Jacky.

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Mar 26  2021 

Bangladesh Independence and National Day

  Italian Air Force Day 

Patrick PLaco joins us today with his first article on ARC.  This beautifully weathered Tomcat was built using the 1/72 Hobby Boss F-14A Tomcat kit and custom made decals.  Welcome to ARC Patrick!!!

Bob Leonard has done an impressive job building and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk.1.  Bob finished it as a Battle of Britain fighter, which looks excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 USMC AH-1W Whiskey Cobra  decal sheet from Caracal ModelsThis detail set is designed for the MRC / Academy AH-1W kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 TF-104G late interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 25  2021 

Greece Independence Day

Royal Navy - Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944)

   To everyone in Greece...happy 200th birthday!!! 

No update today.

Wednesday,  Mar 24  2021
Goran Djordjevic starts today with a model full of his passion for our hobby.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Bf 109 G6/R6 which looks fantastic, but it is his musings in his article that will touch your heart.  Enjoy the read and the photos as well. 

Patrick Vossenberg did quite a bit of detailing using various aftermarket sets on his 1/72 ArtModel MiG-23UB.  It is amazing the amount of detail he packed into his tiny 1/72 MiG-23.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 late-pylons from ZactomodelsThese late style 'heavy duty' pylons provide highly detailed corrected pylons for the 1/32 MiG-21 kit.  Detailed mechanisms are included on the undersides of each pylon.  Each set includes 4 pylons and optional brackets that can be posed in a variety of different configurations.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-21bis Weekend interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 23  2021 

Pakistan Day 

H. Davis Gandees is here with my favourite version of the FW190.  This is his Dora built with the 1/48 Tamiya Fw190D-9 kit.  This 190 was given aftermarket cockpit details as well as resin exhausts and finished with great skill.  I quite liked the vintage colour photo in this article.

Angelo Picardo built this big 1/32 Trumpeter A4 Skyhawk out of the box and you will be impressed by the high level of detail in the cockpit.  Angelo has done some first class painting and weathering as you will see and enjoy in his photos.  This is quite the fine looking US Navy bird. 

Here's a product article for the1/72 Beaufort Mk.I interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the1/48 Japanese Type 97 7,7mm machine gun barrels from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Mar 22  2021
Carl Jarosz gets your week started in style with his outstanding 1/48 ProModeler F-86D Sabre.  Carl built this gem out of the box and finished it with older aftermarket decals that give his baremetal Sabre Dog plenty of added color.  I always enjoy seeing Carl's latest model on ARC.

Thomas Brückelt is here with a first of it's kind on ARC after over 20 years of daily updates.  This is his 1/72 KP Robinson R44 Raven II finished to a very high level and given Japanese markings.  It is sweet to finally have a Robinson R44 Raven II on ARC. 

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Wire Assist Forming Tool.  Matched Grab Handles Every Time!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bristol Bombay Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Valom kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Mar 21  2021 

Namibia Independence Day

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force


Saturday,  Mar 20  2021 

Tunisia National Day


Friday,  Mar 19  2021
Mike Muth had a grand time building his 1/48 Hobby Boss P-61B Black WidowMike tells about the build process in his article and his finished model turned out looking excellent.  Beautiful work Mike.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-130H cargo interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-38 Lightning late type armament from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 18  2021 

  Çanakkale Victory Anniversary 2014 

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Terry Sumner Happy Birthday Terry!!!

RSK48, Rafael starts today with another Venezuelan aircraft.  This is his beautifully weathered  1/48 Revell Douglas C-47 with scratchbuilt details and finished with custom made decals.  Rafael's C-47 turned out looking fantastic. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has been busy and is here today with his 1/48 Academy F-4J Phantom #216Shawn finished it with aftermarket decals for VX4 with the USN.  I love how it looks Shawn. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F undercarriage photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-94C Starfire Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 17  2021 

Ireland - St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is Ireland's National Day.  I think this is the only National Day that is celebrated by so many different countries around the world, with many people not even knowing it is Ireland's National Day.  I find that quite funny.
Also...the Irish flag is Green to represent the Catholics and Orange to represent the Protestants with a band of white neutrality between the Orange and Green.  I wish peace to everyone in Ireland.
Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone!!!!

Blair Stewart has done a lovely job  building and finishing the big 1/32 Trumpeter Me262A-1a.  Blair chose a very cool looking camo scheme, which looks excellent.  Beautiful work Blair.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us today with his big 1/32 Tamiya F-14D.  Shawn added plenty of extra resin detail parts with excellent results.  I love the look of his Tomcat.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-130H cargo floor photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a a photo of Ireland and an Irish Blessing.


Tuesday,  Mar 16  2021
No update today, the time change has thrown me for a loop.

Monday,  Mar 15  2021
Hung Vo is here on ARC for the 1st time on the ARC homepage with this beautiful 1/72 Hasegawa Su-35 Prototype.  The paint work on these 2 model is exceptional...enjoy the photos.  Welcome to ARC's homepage Hung Vo!!!

Domingo Ruiz (Domi) joins us with his second model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Cant Z 506, which is the first model of this aircraft on ARC.  It is flawlessly finished in Spanish markings and displayed on a first rate water diorama.  I am impressed by Domingo's skill. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tupolev Tu-2 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Xuntong Model kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Mar 13  2021
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... Mai models some of her new bikinis in the snow.  She loves wearing bikinis and really misses the white sandy beaches of the Philippines.  
Mai is cute, sexy and comical all in one video.  Snow is still new and exciting for her.
Any income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Daniel Soulaine, danny59 is a long time member of ARC and today I'm excited to see his first model on the ARC homepage.  This is his colourful 1/32 Academy F-16D NATO Tiger Meet 2015.  I love Tiger Meet aircraft and this one is eye popping.  Welcome to the ARC homepage Daniel!!!

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has a fun time building his super tiny 1/350 Bandai Millenium Falcon.  Shawn gave his tiny Millenium Falcon a full paint job with weathering and displayed it in the middle of his vast Star Trek Universe.  Pretty cool Millenium Falcon Shawn.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 "Tomcat" - The Early Years decal sheet from Caracal Models.  The 14 aircraft on this decal sheet include 11 prototype Tomcats including 1 NASA Tomcat. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IL-2 Sturmovik interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Westland Lysander Mk.III resin and photo etch engine & cowling set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Eduard/Gavia kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Mar 12  2021 

Mauritius Independence Day

No update today, but I will do an update tomorrow on Saturday.  I just didn't have enough time to get today's update done.
Thursday,  Mar 11  2021 

Lithuania Independence Day

naioh2 – FC Saran S. starts today with this exceptional 1/32 Kitty Hawk OV-10C Bronco.  This Bronco has added detailing and wear a great looking camo scheme with subtle weathering and finish in Royal Thai Air Force markings.

Sean Langley has seriously impressed me with his excellent weathering on his 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-16 BadgerSean did added work and gave his Badger a proper weathering job to bring his Russian bomber to life.  Enjoy the photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F air brake photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-8E Crusader Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 10  2021
Christos Papadopoulos is here with his beautifully weathered 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk VC.  Christos started with the Spitfire Mk Vb Trop and converted it into his Hellenic Spitfire Mk VC with great success.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Jean-Charles Goddet did plenty of extra work and used aftermarket decals to complete his awesome 1/72 Academy F-16C Turkey Tiger MeetThis is one of the best looking F-16's, but I'm partial to Tiger Meet paint schemes.  I love the way it looks. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels1/32 AIM-9DGH sidewinder missiles are also available separately from Zactomodels.

Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IL-2 Sturmovik interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 9  2021
No update today.

Monday,  Mar 8  2021
Carl Jarosz has done quite the fine job on his 1/72 Fujimi F7U-3M Cutlass VA-116 "Roadrunners"Carl gave it a full missile load and finished in the colorful markings from that time period.  Very nice indeed.

RSK48, Rafael joins us from Venezuela with his impressive 1/48 Scratchbuilt Farman F-195.  Rafael included some in-progress photos showing his build process for this classic aircraft.  Rafael also included the history of the Farman F-195 in the Venezuela Air Force service.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 IL-2 Shturmovik Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Mar 6  2021 

Ghana Independence Day


Friday,  Mar 5  2021 

Spitfire - Maiden flight of Spitfire in 1936

H. Davis Gandees has done a very clean built on his 1/48 Trumpeter de Havilland Hornet F.3.  The silver paint scheme on this Hornet really permits you to take in the beautiful lines of this twin engined aircraft.  Very nicely done.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with his late war RCAF P-51.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Mustang built for a client and wearing RCAF 442 squadron markings.  It's good to see a Canadian Mustang, well done Shawn.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104C in Vietnam decal sheet from Caracal Models.  This new 1/32 scale sheet  is dedicated to the Vietnam War service of Lockheed's famous "missile with a man in it". This set features markings for the following camouflaged Starfighters with many aircraft with noseart.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 P-51D-5 SPACE interior decal and photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Mar 4  2021
RSK48, Rafael hit a home run with his brightly colored 1/48 Special Hobby Rockwell T-2D Buckeye.  Rafael chose to finish his beautiful Buckeye in Venezuela markings using custom made decals.  I really enjoyed seeing Rafael's Buckeye. 

Juan Carlos Gómez Y Sarzotti had a very pleasurable time building his 1/48 Hobby Boss FW-190 D-11.  Juan Carlos gives excellent insight into the joy this kit offers as well as one tiny short coming.  Excellent article Juan Carlos and a great looking Dora.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F slats photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 O-2A Skymaster Landing Gear & Nose Ballast from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Mar 3  2021 

Bulgaria National Day

Morocco National Day

Patrick Vossenberg is here with a very special chopper in Bulgarian markings to mark the Bulgaria National Day.  This is Patrick's 1/72 Hasegawa Mi-24 Mk.III Superhind with plenty of extra detailing from aftermarket and scratchbuilding and finished in a great looking 3 tone grey camo. This is one very interesting Mi-24.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.  These new resin AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles were mastered by master modeller Alexander Rogal.  1/32 AIM-9L/M sidewinder missiles are also available separately from Zactomodels.  Each sets includes 2 complete missiles with electrical umbilicals and seeker head covers.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 188 seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Mar 2  2021
No update today.

Monday,  Mar 1  2021 

Wales - St David's Day

Ashish Velankar starts your week with this stunning out of the box build of the 1/48 Hasegawa Harrier AV-8B II Plus.  Ashish finished in my favourite Harrier Squadron markings.  Exceptional work Ashish.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his late war 1/48 Revell Spitfire MkXVI sporting Canadian markings.  Shawn built this Spitfire for a friend and it did turn out looking quite good.  I love the way it looks! 

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Feb 27  2021

Dominican Republic Independence Day


Friday,  Feb 26  2021

Kuwait Liberation Day 

Ricardo Rivas is here from Venezuela with his skillfully weathered 1/48 GWH TBD-1 Devastator floatplane.  Ricardo is a master at weathering as you will see in his photos.. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 25  2021

Kuwait National Day

Ricardo Rivas is here again today with his stunning 1/48 Eduard F6F3 Hellcat. Ricardo got the faded paint and weathering looking perfect on his Hellcat.  Beautiful work Ricardo.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 188 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube Landing Gear with wire supports from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 24  2021

Estonia National Day

Ricardo Rivas starts your update with his first model on ARC.  This stunning desert Spitfire is the 1/48 Eduard Spitfire MK IX C finished in US markings and a great looking desert camo scheme.  The detailing is great and the painting and weathering is exceptional.  Welcome to ARC Ricardo!!! 

Dmoo Yu is here for the first time with this stunning 1/48 Monogram F-104 finished in one of the coolest schemes worn by the Starfighter.  Welcome to ARC Dmoo!!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-60 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These new resin missile pylons are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-104DJ interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 23  2021

Brunei National Day

Guyana National Day

No update today.

Monday,  Feb 22  2021
George Thomadakis joins us from Greece with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Modelcollect B-2 Spirit with quite a bit of added super detailing and finished with a very effective looking stealth paint job.  Excellent work George, welcome to ARC!!! 

James Kelley is here with a pair of 1/144 Sweet Mustangs.  These are tiny kits and James gave them a finish that I would expect on a much larger scale Mustang.  Awesome work James, I love both of your Mustangs.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop This product is Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6".  Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F4U Corsair Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 19  2021
Pablo Najle joins us from Argentina with his first article on ARC.  This is his skillfully weathered 1/48 Tamiya A-1H.  Pablo built this beauty in only 3 weeks and the weathering job is stunning.  Welcome to ARC Pablo!!!

Paulo Fonseca did an amazing job detailing and weathering his tiny 1/72 Airfix AV-8 Harrier.  Paulo gave his Harrier a full weapons load and finished it with Spanish markings and an awesome weathering job.

Osvaldo Viggiani is here with his flawless luftwaffe gem.  This is his 1/48 Monogram Bf 110 G4 finished in a very difficult camo scheme for a radar equipped aircraft.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 188 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 18  2021

Gambia Independence Day 

M Razali Ahmad is here with the most amazing scratchbuilt project.  This is the 1/48 Airfix Hurricane scratchbuilt frame structure with the addition of kit parts to complete the effect.  Very few modellers take on a project like this, but when they do...it is a treat to see.

Carl Jarosz has conquered the 1/48 Special Hobby/TwoBobs T-2C Buckeye.  Carl details in wonderful detail his epic journey building this kit and all the glorious challenges that come with a Special Hobby kit.  I must admit the Twobobs USN anniversary markings make the challenge well worth the effort.  Well done my friend.

Mike Muth is here with another of his bi-plane beauties.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Udet's Fokker D-VII flown by WW1 Ace Ernst Udet and sporting quite the eye popping paint scheme.  I always enjoy seeing Mike's models on ARC and this article has some interesting history on Udet and this plane.  Mike helps feed my passion for WW1 aviation.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Tornado GR.4 seatbelt photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A-1H/AD-6/7 Skyraider Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 17  2021
Bob TheDoc joins us from India with his first build for 2021.  This is Bob's 1/48 Hobby Boss MiG-17F 'Fresco C' with plenty of scratchbuilt detailing and finished as an East German jet in a great looking camo scheme.  Bob gives some great background info on the MiG-17.  Enjoy the photos, I sure did.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us today with his 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter sporting D-Day stripes and RCAF markings.  This is quite the good kit and Shawn built it up into a great looking model. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 APU-73 Missile Pylons from ZactomodelsThese resin missile pylons are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles and missile pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik landing flap photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 16  2021

Lithuania National Day

Angelo Picardo has done an exceptional job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Kitty Hawk OV10 Bronco.  Angelo added detailing to the cockpit and then finished it with outstanding painting and weathering.  The high quality of Angelo's work really stands out beautifully on this Bronco.  Angelo never fails to inspire me with his models.

Darren Roberts has done plenty of work detailing and kit bashing on the classic 1/48 Revell F-4E.  Darren certainly took this classic kit to a much higher level and his painting and weathering certainly make this look like one very tired Phantom.  I love your work on this one Darren.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist for "True" cylinders, tie downs, hinges, clamps, brackets & grab handles all with one tool.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 UC-78/T-50 Bobcat Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Czech Model kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 15  2021

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

No update today.  I'm spending the day with my wife.

Sunday,  Feb 14  2021

  Happy Valentines Day 


Saturday,  Feb 13  2021

  Tibet Independence Day 


Friday,  Feb 12  2021

Lunar New Year - Spring Festival

Cblanco Dioramas Skyvintage is here on ARC for the first time with a stunning diorama.  This is the 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt with endless extra detailing and figures and vehicles etc.  The model is a supper detailers dream and the diorama is stunningly realistic.  Enjoy all the photos.  Welcome to ARC!!!

Anthony Cox has done an amazing job weathering his 1/48 Zoukei Mura F-4C.  Anthony captured the look of the F-4 paint perfectly and gave his Phantom pilot figures to complete the scene.  It is a pleasure to see his F-4 on ARC.

Mike Harris did plenty of extra detailing on his 1/144 Minicraft B-24 Witchcraft and then displayed it on a very unique and ultra attractive display base.  Check out Mike's photos, you will not be disappointed.  This is Mike's first model on ARC and I hope to see more of his work on ARC in the future.  Welcome to ARC!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 USAF A-10C Warthog decal sheet from Caracal Models.  

This new decal sheet includes markings for 4 different 1/48 USAF A-10C Warthogs, including two with special color schemes.

The A-10 Demo Team special scheme (80-0275) is inspired by "The Hun Hunter", the P-51 Mustang flown by Col. Henry Brown during WWII. The Moody-based A-10C (78-0597) wears a special scheme to commemorate the "Flying Tigers" heritage of the unit.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-26 Invader Pilot Seat Upgrade from RESIN2DetailThis is a 3D printed seat.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 11  2021

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

William Tang starts this update with his first model on ARC.  This is his highly detailed 1/48 Hasegawa S-61 finished in Japanese markings.  Enjoy the photos.  Welcome to ARC William!!!

Ryszard Jan Kowalski is here with his first article on ARC.  Ryszard has done a flawless job weathering his 1/48 ICM MiG-25 PD and finished it in Russian markings.  Impressive.  Welcome to ARC Ryszard.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler joins us with 1/48 Tamiya Corsair that he built as a Royal Navy fighter for a customer.  The corsair looks good in these RN markings. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Tornado GR.4 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 de Havilland DH.9a Ninak Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 10  2021
Juan Carlos Gómez Y Sarzotti starts your Thursday update with his 1/48 Revell Northrop F-5E Tiger II.  Juan chose to finish his F-5E in an attractive looking aggressor camo scheme with subtle weathering.  I really like the look of this aggressor F-5.

RSK48, Rafael has been busy scratchbuilding a conversion for his 1/48 Czech Model Mentor VT-34A.  Rafael explains the history of the Mentor VT-34A in Venezuela Aif Force service and what was required to build his model.  He finished it in a bare metal finish complete with home made decals.  The finished Mentor looks fantastic.

Dirk Schenk joins us with a classic South African jet.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Mirage III CZ SAAF with additional scratch built details and finished in one of those amazing South African Air Force camo schemes.  This Mirage III is a beauty!! 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin missile pylons are designed to add extra accuracy and detail to your next MiG-29.  If you need accurate missiles, then check out Zactomodels and their extensive selection of 1/32 Russian missiles.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Ju 188 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 9  2021
Klaasjan Schuuring starts today with his marvelous bare metal finish 1/48 Eduard P-51D Mustang.  Klaasjan chose to finish his Mustang as an Iwo Jima Mustang with sexy noseart and fuel tanks for long range escort missions.  I love his choice of markings.

Carl Jarosz has a very good opinion of the 1/48 Great Wall Hobby T-33A and this one is sporting some very special tail markings.  It is a great looking T-33 and it is good to see it on ARC.

Tolga Ülgür is here with another masterpiece.  This is his 1/32 Eduard (Hasegawa) P-40N-5 Warhawk with custom markings and a subtle weathering job and amazing cockpit detailing. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vc interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fw 190 A7, A8 armament set & Pitot Tube from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 8  2021
I would like to send out a very special Happy Birthday to Orlando Sucre Rosales' wife Omaira.  She had her birthday last friday.  Happy Birthday Omaira!!
Orlando Sucre Rosales is here with a colorful looking 1/72 Fujimi Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk that he is dedicating to his wife Omaira.  This is an eye catching Skyhawk and Orlando goes into wonderful detail of all the challenges he had during the build process.

H. Davis Gandees is here with a glorious trip down memory lane with his history of Revell from the 1960's as he builds his Vintage Revell 1:32 P-47 and Bf109.  His musings are spot on and bring back very happy memories for me and I'm sure his article will do the same for you.

Ulysses Almeida has been busy scratchbuilding his 1/48 Monogram F5 F/Saeqeh 2 conversion. This is the Iranian twin tail F-5 and Ulysses did quite a bit of extra work to get it looking so good as you will see in his photos and article.  Beautiful work Ulysses.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.

The Small Shop has an extensive selection of tool to assist in bending and folding photo etch parts.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.  They also have benders for making handles out of wire.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 A6M Zero Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit (2011 mold).


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Feb 7  2021

Grenada Independence Day


Saturday,  Feb 6  2021

New Zealand Waitangi Day


Friday,  Feb 5  2021

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Erik Boynton has done a stellar job on his in-flight 1/72 Italeri Jaguar GR3.  Erik added aftermarket goodies and finished if using aftermarket decals with a subtle weathering job.  I love the look of this Jaguar.

Ashish Velankar is here with his very attractive 1/48 AMT Stinson Reliant SR-9.  Ashish finished in in a sharp looking gold and white scene and posed a period correct pick-up to set the scene.  It is very cool to see this on ARC.

Marco Leibisch did some wonderful detailing and finishing on his big 1/32 F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52.  Marco finished it in Greek markings complete with full weathering and droptanks.  Excellent work Marco.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 TF-104G late interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-111E Aardvark decal sheet from Caracal ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa and other kits.

This new decal sheet includes markings for 8 different 1/72 F-111E Aardvark's including 6 with noseart. 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth cockpit set from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 4  2021

Sri Lanka Independence Day

Mike Muth hits a home run with his 1/32 Wingnut Wings Halberstadt Cl. II.  Mike goes into wonderful detail about building this Great War biplane with it's wild markings.  Wingnut Wing kits are in a league by themself and I always enjoy seeing Mike's latest build on ARC.

Shawn "phantom " Weiler is back today with his great looking Tomcat.  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A finished with aftermarket decals for VF-14 complete with some sharp looking tailart.  Nicely done Shawn. 

Carl Jarosz joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya Chance F4U-1D Corsair.  Carl chose a USMC Corsair complete with a skilful weathering job and markings for a fighter flown by a PTO Ace.  Beautiful work Carl....I am always inspired by your models.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100F seatbelts interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fw 190 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Dragon/DML kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 3  2021
Erik Boynton was very special at capturing the special look of the stealth finish on his 1/72 Hasegawa F-35A.  Erik explains the process in his article, enjoy the photos of his F-35.

Patrick Vossenberg has done extensive work detailing his 1/72 Heller T-28D.  Patrick added quite a few aftermarket resin detail items to improve his trainer and then added further scratchbuilt details.  He then finished in Royal Thailand Air Force markings from the 1960's.  I love the look of his finished model.

Thomas Brückelt has been building his bright red 1/48 Airfix BAe Hawk - Red Arrows.  Thomas changed a few items on his Hawk to make it more accurate and then finished it in a  very accurate looking Red Arrows paint scheme.  It's good to see Thomas' Red arrow on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Missile Pylons from Zactomodels.  These resin Su-27 Missile Pylons corrects the shape of the kit missile pylons to provide you with a higher level of accuracy and detail on your next big Su-27.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Tornado ASSTA 3.1 seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 2  2021
Mark L. Rossmann graces today's update with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-44 II Otsu.  Mark's articles are always loaded with history that always makes his articles a joy to read.  Add his wonderful photos and you have a very enjoyable experience indeed.  Enjoy reading about his Ki-44 II Otsu.

Sertac Bayar has done extensive work on his big 1/32 Revell F-4E Terminator.  Sertac added a variety of aftermarket detail items and then finished off his big Phantom with flawless weathering and special NATO anniversary markings using aftermarket decals.  This is a Phantom model you have to check see.

Fred Branyan shares with us his very special 1/48 Monogram Visible B-17.  This is a model of a special B-17 and Fred includes some historical photos in his article of the crew and the plane from WW2.  His B-17 is loaded with detail and he shows this inspiring detail in his photos.  Sit back and enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-130H exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Fw 190 A6 armament set & Pitot Tube from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 1  2021

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day

Darren Roberts is here with his very eye catching 1/72 Hasegawa F4U-1D.  Darren is off to an excellent start for the 2021 model building year.

Eric Hargett has done a top notch job building and detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II+.  Eric added a variety of aftermarket resin sets and finished it with aftermarket decals for a jet bases in Kuwait.  Enjoy the photos everyone.

RSK48, Rafael is here with another gem.  This is his 1/48 Revell PT-17 Stearman as it appeared in Venezuela Air Force service almost 100 years ago.  Rafael finished this beauty with custom made decals. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Fokker E.1 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


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